Mansion House, Dublin 2.
Scenes from the ceremonial commemoration of the Centenary of the First Meeting of Dáil Éireann.
Top from left: Solidarity and People Before Profit TD’s, Paul Murphy, Gino Kenny and Brid Smith; Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of Ireland, Eamon Martin and Senator Ronan Mullen; from left: Former Tanaister and Fianna Fail Minister for Agriculture, Mary Coughlan, with Mick Wallace of Independents 4 Change and Minister of State Paul Keogh, Fine Gael Minister for Defence; Former Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Dr. Maurice Manning.
Last night: Meanwhile, In The Mansion House
Mansion, House, Dublin 2
President Michael D Higgins officiates at the ceremonial commemoration of the Centenary of the First Meeting of Dáil Éireann.
The event is to honour the “courage and sacrifice of those who founded the first Dáil, to appreciate the fact that the people of Ireland live in a democracy and to commit to maintaining the structures and values of democracy in Ireland for the next 100 years:.
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From the the official State book to commemorate Ireland’s first Dáil 100 years ago
The Poet Geoff writes:
I was asked to write the poem to commemorate the first Dáil in Ireland by The Lord Mayor. It was a real joy and a privilege to have been asked to create for the occasion. I hope you enjoy it. I thought you might like this given the day that’s in it.
The Poet Geoff